The 61st Grammys opened with a powerful ensemble of women which included Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Alicia Keys, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez.
The former FLOTUS has the most powerful punch out of the group.
“From the Motown records I wore out on the south side,” she began. “To the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story […] Music helps us shares ourselves. Our dignity and sorrows, our hope and joy. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in.”
Soon after, Lady Gaga would return to the stage to accept the night’s first broadcasted prize for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow.”